Published on Nov 26, 2013
A pond in a remote Bosnian village has disappeared, leaving a giant crater in its place.
The sinkhole formed when the waters of the pond plunged last week, swallowing trees and sucking in fish along with everything else inside the pond.
A small pink house now teeters on the edge of the crater, having just escaped being sucked down.
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Sinkhole swallows Bosnian pond overnight
The residents of a remote Bosnian village are left dumbfounded by the sudden disappearance of their local pond1:41PM GMT 26 Nov 2013
Villagers in Sanica, Bosnia have been left unsettled since they woke up one morning to find their tranquil pond, where children once fished, replaced by a giant hole.
The pond water disappeared two weeks ago when a sinkhole formed, swallowing trees and sucking in fish along with everything else inside it and leaving behind a mysterious crater.
The pond was some 130 feet diameter and about 26 feet deep. Now, the “abyss,” as the villagers have dubbed the crater, is some 164 feet wide and 98 feet deep – and growing.
Villagers have a variety of explanations as to what could have happened to it.
Rezak Motanic maintains that the owner of the pond, who died a month previously, has taken the waters with him into the afterlife.